PROTECTING NATURE AND PEOPLE
The Nature Conservancy continues to protect critical connected lands including the woods in which Florida black bears and other wildlife thrive. Bears that live along the borders between the woods and our communities are attracted to our yards by food sources and unsecured trash, sometimes resulting in dangerous interactions for both people and bears.
You can help communities secure their trash and prevent negative interactions with bears. Come back soon for an opportunity to donate to help put bear-proof trash cans in communities in bear country.
Avoiding fragmentation and controlling food sources in neighborhoods — not hunting — is the solution to the nuisance-bear problem.
Approximately 3,000 Florida black bears remain in eight isolated habitats throughout the state.
Do you live in bear country? Here are some tips to make your property less interesting to bears.
This wildlife connector is now helping “keep Florida bearable.”